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Plymouth Whitemarsh Players Make Impression

Williams brothers shine on the court

(Photo Left) Talented Plymouth Whitemarsh ball players Ahmin Williams (#23), Matt Walker (#15) and Ahmad Williams (#25). Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

Ahmin Williams wasn’t supposed to play June 2 at the All City Classic. The rising-senior players on the non-public team wish he hadn’t. The Plymouth Whitemarsh guard hadn’t played since he broke his foot in the last regular season game of 2017 against Upper Moreland. He had been rehabbing ever since. Doctors gave him the OK to play just prior to game time. He not only showed up, he left with a MVP trophy taller than him. The public school team won the marquee game against the city’s top Catholic League players on the non-public team.

Williams scored 20...

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DON’T FEEL SORRY FOR IMHOTEP CHARTER

The Panthers graduated Daron Russell (Rhode Island) and David Beatty (South Carolina). But, don’t feel sorry for the squad that was ranked third overall by USA Today last season. Many people think Imhotep may be better this year. That thinking is not flawed. Juniors to be Donta Scott, Chereef Knox, Jamil Riggins, and Fatayn Wesley along with sophomores Sam Wylie and Elijah Taylor may be the most talented crop of players ever to be on a varsity squad, for coach Andre Noble, at any...

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AAU SQUABBLES

The April to July period for girls and boys basketball players is huge for the participants. For much of this time, college coaches are allowed to see AAU tournaments or showcase events in person and evaluate talent. Scholarships are handed out in abundance, in some cases in person by the head coaches. With this knowledge, parents and kids sometimes move from AAU team to club team, sometimes on consecutive weekends to be seen by certain coaches, to play in a perceived better system or AAU...

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Mo’ne Davis Adjusting to Life After Fame

Former little-league embraces sports beyond baseball

(Photo Left) Mo’ne Davis plays basketball on an AAU travel team. Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

Mo’ne Davis always has her baseball glove and basketball close by at home, but she has been using her softball glove more lately. The...

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Prep Wins in the 7th

A double play that saves the day

(Photo Left) St. Joe’s Prep Logan Kellerman (#1), flanked by Jeff Manto (#23) and Joe Richardson (#21), runs off the field after hitting the walk-off double. Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

In the bottom of the 7th inning, in a crucial Catholic...

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THE RISE OF JACK CLARK

Cheltenham’s Jack Clark is arguably the best boys basketball story of the summer. After a vastly improved junior year, Clark went from a questionable Division III prospect to a verifiable Division I prospect over a nine-month period.

Clark has received 15 scholarship offers in addition to interest from Temple and Virginia. The 6-foot-6-inch swingman is just getting started.

After scoring double-figures for Cheltenham this year, he is starring for Philly...

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Betty Givens Gives Back

Betty Givens can’t help being around basketball. Her husband Kevin is West Chester University’s all-time leading scorer and the head coach of The Academy of New Church, where he also was its first African-American student in the 1970s. Their sons Samme and Shannon became hoops stars there in the mid 2000s. Samme is now a professional star on a team in Israel, while Shannon has been making a name for himself as a basketball trainer in the area. Betty has been her family’s...

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Zoe Has No Regrets

Friends’ Central Softball Trying to Improve

(Photo Left) Friends’ Central softball player Eva Bartholomew (#11) is out at second base to end the game. Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

Zoe Shoemaker is a Friends’ Central lifer, having started at the private Quaker school in...

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Cameron Reddish Could Be Number One

A short climb to the top for the accomplished player

(Photo Left) Cameron Reddish plays in a Philly AAU basketball game in West Berlin, NJ. Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

Since he was a budding eighth-grader at Haverford School, Cameron Reddish has heard it all. Pundits said...

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ANOTHER ARCIDIACANO

Chris Arcidiacano will be entering his senior year at Neshaminy in the fall. His game isn’t quite to the level of his big brother’s, former Villanova NVAA hero Ryan Arcidiacono, yet. But, it is rising daily. Chris decided to play for Philly Pride AAU under-17 team this year and is improving in all facets. “He’s a player,” said his AAU director Kamal Yard. The younger Arcidiacano said he sees the benefits of playing in the top AAU Circuits — his group is...

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JUSTIN ANDERSON IMPROVING

Justin Anderson is a 6’4” guard at Archbishop Carroll, who scored 15 points per game last year and is developing into a solid Division I college prospect. He is also on Team Final’s top team with Cameron Reddish and other future Division I players, such as Girard College’s Mikeal Jones. After a convincing opening AAU win over Washington D.C.-based Team Takeover, coach Aaron Burt took the team outside for a quick meeting, before they played later that evening...

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